New digital extender from Smart-eSmart-e Limited has announced that the first shipments of its new point-to-point digital
extender, the SDS-901 featuring an extra audio channel, will start in October 2011.
The first of a range of Smart Digital Solutions (SDS) to be launched by the company over the coming months, the SDS-901 extends the transmission of HDMI signals from devices such as Blu-ray, Sky STB, media players, laptops and PCs over a single CAT 5-8 cable (up to 100 metres).
Uniquely the SDS has an extra audio channel separate from the embedded HDMI audio, providing the facility to transmit an additional analogue stereo or S/P DIF signal to
cover all the ‘audio configurations’.
HDBaseT with HDv1.4 features, the SDS-901 supports HDMI, DVI and Display Port Multimode signals, and is HDCP compliant featuring Deep Colour, 3D, 4k and 2k resolutions, and full 1080p.
Transparent DDC connectivity provides HDCP compliance. In-line power is standard
allowing the transmitter or receiver unit to be powered through the cable.
Control through the same cable can be used for IR and RS232 passthrough.
A secure DC connection prevents accidental removal of the power supply,
and each unit comes complete with slots for secure fixing, alternatively four
units can be mounted side-by-side in a 1U 19” Smart-e rack mount.